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Post-interview follow up

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:41 am

For the follow up to an interview, I assume it's appropriate to write a brief email thanking the interviewer, etc. What should I include? Is this okay even if an interview seemed to have been less than stellar?

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby lawgod » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:42 am

Definitely write a note.

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Citizen Genet » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:05 am

1) Email a thank you note.

2) Be sincere in your compliments.

3) Do not write identical thank you notes or ubber generic ones. Each note can end up in your file so either of those will be detrimental in the end.

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:04 pm

should I expect a response to these follow-up thank you emails?

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:09 pm

also, should I send it directly to the interviewer or the listed "contact person" (recruiting coordinator)

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Cavalier » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:09 pm

Don't write thank-yous. This has already been discussed on TLS several times, so I don't feel like going into detail, but basically evals are submitted before you have time to write thank-yous, so the chance that a thank-you could help you are significantly less than the chance it could hurt you if you make a typo.

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:12 pm

Cavalier wrote:Don't write thank-yous. This has already been discussed on TLS several times, so I don't feel like going into detail, but basically evals are submitted before you have time to write thank-yous, so the chance that a thank-you could help you are significantly less than the chance it could hurt you if you make a typo.


This is with respect to screeners right, not callbacks?

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:19 pm

Cavalier wrote:Don't write thank-yous. This has already been discussed on TLS several times, so I don't feel like going into detail, but basically evals are submitted before you have time to write thank-yous, so the chance that a thank-you could help you are significantly less than the chance it could hurt you if you make a typo.


Had no idea. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Post-interview follow up

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Don't write thank-yous. This has already been discussed on TLS several times, so I don't feel like going into detail, but basically evals are submitted before you have time to write thank-yous, so the chance that a thank-you could help you are significantly less than the chance it could hurt you if you make a typo.


This is with respect to screeners right, not callbacks?


I think there is a split of opinion, but pretty sure the majority on TLS says not to send thank yous even after callbacks. Tons of people have had a lot of success in terms of number of offers without sending one thank you.




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